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UK’s largest vapor retailer selects one of its own to lead new quit campaign

UK’s largest vapor retailer selects one of its own to lead new quit campaign

January 21, 2020

Douglas Parsons’ stop-smoking journey will be featured across a range of collateral, including on each VPZ store’s in-house screens as he details his switch to vaping.

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Avail Vapor divides into 3 separate entities to better serve its clients

Avail Vapor divides into 3 separate entities to better serve its clients

January 21, 2020

Avail Vapor has announced that as of January 1, 2020 the company has divided its operations into three separate businesses. Each entity has its own dedicated management team that will all be headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

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US presidential hopeful Bloomberg plans to ban all flavored vapes

US presidential hopeful Bloomberg plans to ban all flavored vapes

January 17, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg on Tuesday said he would ban the sale of all flavored e-cigarettes and raise taxes on traditional cigarettes if he wins the White House.

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Heat-not-burn products rapidly rising in Japan according to survey

Heat-not-burn products rapidly rising in Japan according to survey

January 17, 2020

Heated-tobacco product use is rising in Japan, according to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare’s 2018 National Health and Nutrition Survey.

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“Vapor is safer than smoking” : WHO doctor explains to committee

“Vapor is safer than smoking” : WHO doctor explains to committee

January 17, 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) has finally admitted that e-cigarettes are less harmful compared to cigarettes. The acknowledgment came from WHO representative Dr. Ranti Fayokun, scientist in the National Capacity-Tobacco Control Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases.

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Vape shop owners fighting back against New Hampshire flavor ban

Vape shop owners fighting back against New Hampshire flavor ban

January 17, 2020

Vape shop owners in New Hampshire came out in force Wednesday in opposition to a proposed flavor ban on vapor products. They argue the ban would shutter shops and force former smokers back to deadly combustible cigarettes.

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US FDA clarifies new Tobacco 21 rules for retailers; rule effective immediately

US FDA clarifies new Tobacco 21 rules for retailers; rule effective immediately

January 16, 2020

In order to help retailers comply, the US Food and Drug Administration issued a statement that says the new rules make it illegal for a retailer to sell any tobacco product, including all nicotine vapor products, to anyone under 21.

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Suit: Juul founders sold $500 million in stock, denied minority stakeholders

Suit: Juul founders sold $500 million in stock, denied minority stakeholders

January 16, 2020

Juul Labs’ founders used a $12.8 billion investment from Altria Group to enrich themselves, according to a minority shareholder.

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Bill to ban flavors in vapor products in New Jersey sitting on Governor’s desk

Bill to ban flavors in vapor products in New Jersey sitting on Governor’s desk

January 16, 2020

New Jersey lawmakers voted on Monday to ban flavored vapor products in an effort to reduce youth tobacco use.

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China-based Relx Technology to open 10,000 stores worldwide in next 3 years

China-based Relx Technology to open 10,000 stores worldwide in next 3 years

January 13, 2020

Relx Technologies opened its first retail store in January 2019. Today, it operates more than 1,400 stores across 300 cities in China. Relx announced its plans during the opening of a flagship store in Shanghai.

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Vape shop owner says 90% of business is open-tank systems

Vape shop owner says 90% of business is open-tank systems

January 13, 2020

Ohio vape shop owner mirrors many others when he says that open-tank vapor systems are by far the core of his business. Consumers are relieved they will still be able to buy the products they say have been their key to quitting smoking.

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Closed pod flavor ban to take effect on Feb. 6, tobacco and menthol exempt

Closed pod flavor ban to take effect on Feb. 6, tobacco and menthol exempt

January 10, 2020

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) filed on Tuesday its notice in the Federal Register that bans all flavors, except tobacco and menthol, for closed-pod systems.

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Claim that e-cigarettes 95 percent safer than traditional cigarettes disputed

Claim that e-cigarettes 95 percent safer than traditional cigarettes disputed

January 9, 2020

Researchers dismiss the claim that e-cigarettes are 95 percent safer than combustible cigarettes as a “factoid.”

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Juul Labs taps Cartwright to lead restructuring team; promotes Sinha as interim CFO

Juul Labs taps Cartwright to lead restructuring team; promotes Sinha as interim CFO

January 8, 2020

E-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc has named Chief Financial Officer Guy Cartwright as its chief transformation officer, a company spokesman told Reuters on Monday.

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Public hearing coming for proposed flavor ban in US state of Rhode Island

Public hearing coming for proposed flavor ban in US state of Rhode Island

January 8, 2020

Rhode Island health officials ay they will hold a public hearing on proposed regulations to permanently ban the sale of flavored vaping products in the state.

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TPE 2020 to feature new attendee and exhibitor programming based on product

TPE 2020 to feature new attendee and exhibitor programming based on product

January 7, 2020

Tobacco Plus Expo 2020 (TPE 2020), the first major B2B tradeshow of the year for the tobacco and alternative industries is implementing the TPE Connect program. Through this online platform, attendees and exhibitors are matched together based on product, and can schedule meetings.

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Vapor industry bracing for PMTAs; tobacco stocks rise on flavor ban announcement

Vapor industry bracing for PMTAs; tobacco stocks rise on flavor ban announcement

January 6, 2020

Vapor industry representatives, are expressing concern over the US Food and Drug Administration’s determination that makers of the nicotine liquids are manufacturers and thus required to submit PMTAs by May 12.

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US FDA issues policy prioritizing enforcement against certain flavored e-cigarette products

US FDA issues policy prioritizing enforcement against certain flavored e-cigarette products

January 2, 2020

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today issued a policy prioritizing enforcement against certain flavored e-cigarette products that appeal to kids, including fruit and mint flavors. Companies that do not cease manufacture, distribution and sale of flavored cartridge-based e-cigarettes (other than tobacco or menthol) within 30 days risk FDA enforcement actions.

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